BB#1 loves soccer 🙂
BB#2 picking dandelions with Grandpapi.
The lovely Tracy from expatbabyadventures.com tagged me!
Go check out her blog, she is really awsome:
Here are my answers:
1. Are you a stay at home mum or a working mum?
I am a stay at home Mom for the second time. I stayed home with Blackberry #1 for 2 years and 3 months and then went bakc to work. Now I have been home for about 18 months.
2. Would you have it any other way?
No. I like staying home with the boys when they are little. But eventually I will need to get a job and start working again 😦
3. Do you co-sleep?
No. But I do sleep in the same room with Blackberry #2 (I like to hear that he is breathing), while Blackberry #1 sleeps in the same room with his Daddy.
4. What is your one must-have item for your baby?
A Stroller. We have a Bugaboo Cameleon.
5. How many kids do you plan on having?
I have always wanted 2 kids. 2 girls 🙂 I was blessed with 2 boys 🙂 The last time I was pregnant was the first time I thought about having 3 kids. But since Blackberry #2 was born so early, and the NICU roallercoaster was not an easy thing, I am too afraid to get pregnan ever again 😦 But I will always be sad that I don’t have a daughter 😦
6. Date nights. How many do you have per month?
Zero. Husband is a workaholic. He is never home, and when he is, he has to spend some time with the boys. We did go on a vacation once without kids to California for 10 days.
7. Your child’s favourite show?
Blackberry #2 does not watch TV yet. Blackberry #1 on the other hand watches way too much 😦 He likes the Transformers. And he loves The Cars and Wreck it Ralph and Madagascar.
8. Name one thing you bought before the baby but never ended up using?
I bought a Chicco Post Natal Belt, and I tried to wear it after my C-Section, but it was the most uncomfortable thing, it was awful and really expensive.
9. Your child’s favourite food?
BB#1 is a terrible eater. Really picky. He does like blueberries and Blackberries, olives, french toast, waffles, tuna paste,pizza, hot dogs, Hamburgers and Pasta Bolognese.
10. How many cars does your family have?
We have two cars, a Seat and a Volkswagen.
11. Weight gain – before pregnancy, during, after and now?
I only gained 1.5 kilos while pregnant with BB#2. After birth I lost like 6 kilos like in 1 week, so I was really happy about that, but those 6 kilos came back, and even a few more, since I was in isolation with BB#2 😦 So it would be nice to start to loose weight, but so far I have not done anything to get it started. First I will have to give up all those buiscuits.
12. Dream holiday with your kids?
I guess Euro Disney in France. And any sea side destination 🙂
13. Dream holiday without your kids?
Positano, Italy. And I would love to drive across the USA and see a bunch of stuff. Like from San Francisco to New York.
14. How has your life changed since having kids?
It has changed alot. Being single was a completly different life style. I could sleep in, go out whenever I wanted, I could travel etc.
Now I am responsible for 2 little human beings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I always thought my “real” life would start when I have kids, but since I have them I feel like I don’t have a life anymore, but at least theirs started and that is the most important thing.
15. Finish the sentence, ‘it makes my heart melt when …’.
I see BB#2 smile in the morning, or when I see BB#1 hugging BB#2.
16. Where do you shop for your kids?
H&M, C&A, The GAP, Tesco.
17. Favourite make up and skincare products?
18. Huggies or Pampers?
Pampers. I also use Libero.
19. Have you always wanted kids?
Yes, I always wanted kids. I think I started naming them when I was around 10. But I have changed the names, like none of them are called Madonna.
20. Best part of being a mum?
The love I can give to my Children, and the love I receive from them.
Now to tag 3 other Moms:
It was finally spring this weekend! BB#2 is still not walking by himself yet, but he always wants to go walking if you hold his hands.
BB#1 in his fancy clothes before heading to pre-school on a national holiday.
BB#1 last year in his fancy clothes on the same national holiday. He has grown so much 🙂
A couple of weeks ago we went up north to visit some family, who live in a small village next to the big city of Debrecen.
We always have a really great time when we go for a visit 🙂
(The high school)
They live in a really interesting place. The village has a really old agricultural high school, which has a big lovely park, in which there is a street in which there are these look-alike houses where the teachers used to live. Well the wife of our relative used to teach there, so they have a nice house there. Another interesting fact is that the agricultural high school, which is like 75 years old, is named after a relative of my Mother-in-law. So I guess she used to have famous relatives 🙂 That was the first time I found anything interesting about my MIL. HA-HA 🙂
(The street with the high school at the end)
So every winter we go visit them and the men make sausages!
(The little house where the sausage magic takes place 🙂
(Ground pork meat)
(Preparing the sausage)
(This is what they will look like after being smoked)
So while the men were working, the women made lunch and I spent the day with my boys, taking big walks, sleding etc….
(BB #1 snow ball fighting in the park around the high school)
Have you ever been to a sausage making event?
This past weekend was a double celebration. Saturday was International Womens Day and Sunday was my name day.
I got lots of lovely flowers and we went out to have lunch.
I had grilled cheese with grilled vegetables and bulgur.
Because it was womens day, every lady got a free dessert 🙂 A baked banana with caramel sauce and whipped cream. Sorry I forgot to take a photo of that. But one dessert is never enough so we also got a cheesecake with peanut sauce:
The Blackberry boys playing at the restaurant.
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